Sunday, June 7, 2009

Ocracoke Island

Ocracoke Island is one of the most remote islands of the Outer Banks. It can only be reached by ferry, private boat, or plane. It has one 2 lane highway running the length of it, and measures 9.6 square miles, 16 miles long and half a mile wide. In many places, you could almost throw a stone from the ocean on one side into the ocean on the other side. Population 769 in a 2000 census.

One of the main attractions is the Ocracoke Lighthouse. Built in 1823, it stands 75 feet tall. It is the oldest operating light house in North Carolina, and the second oldest in the USA. It has a steady light, and you cannot climb it, but can go inside the base.

First picture, Josiah in the doorway of the light house.

Shot taken looking up inside of the light house.

The Ocracoke Light House.


The beach at Ocracoke where we hung out while Peter, James, & John fished. The water was much bluer there, most likely because it was coming in from the Caribbean, and the beaches were whiter.

Another shot of the light house.